Setting the Story

Location, location location!

Everything you write has a place where it happens. So write it, we’ll show it in your writing. Let say that your setting is in a hospital, you have to pretend that the readers have never been or seen one. Write about the smells, the sound, the feel, what you see and what you don’t see.
Now let’s talk about a few things you could do.
The website above, talks about the setting (duh). It teaches you about time, place, location, and period. The time being day or night, simple. It’s like:

I looked out the window to see the full moon shining through. The moon was high, letting me know it was midnight.

Place/Location, is what we all think about when talking about setting. Yet, it isn’t the only part of a setting. Knowing where the story takes place,

Period of time, a year or date. It sets your story in a different time line instead of a modern day. This is where Historical Fiction comes to play. I think even Science Fiction comes into play also. Now while writing in a period time, remember that you have to write in that time period.

1)Be detailed. Descriptions detailed enough to paint the picture. You don’t want to bored your readers.

2)Uses senses. Use two or three of the senses such as the five, touch, sight, smell, sound, and taste.

3)Don’t decide too much. Only describe the very important things in your story.

4)Remember: time and location. Never forget to set the story. It has to be clear.

5)Show, Don’t Tell. Show that your character is happy, angry, sad and so on. The reader want to feel everything. (I will go into more details about this.)

6)Do not rumble on. Get to the point. Don’t go into so much details.

Find the balance in show and telling your story. It will be hard, but we must find it to tell a great story.

Night Owl going to writing class tomorrow morning,



Yes, I might be a vampire writer, but I do go out into the morning sun. lol Kidding.


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